Specialist, Early Careers

  • Job category
    Banking and Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management
  • Job level
  • Contract type
    Permanent, Full Time
  • Location
  • Salary
    S$7000 - S$14000

Job Description

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities

Specialist, Early Careers executes the Early Careers proposition in their region/ business area. This involves partnering with key stakeholders and being a talent advisor on the aims and objectives of our programmes, hiring, developing and deploying our early careers talent in line with success metrics. This role is also responsible for ensuring best in class experiences for early careers talent and an excellent candidate experience.


Execute on campus and campaign strategies at careers fairs, presentations and our advertising channels, ensuring alignment with global brand and employer brand strategy and standards, while adapting to local market nuances

Develop market intelligence and share insights to inform recruitment strategy

Plan and execute engagement strategies to enable a great candidate experience throughout the extended period between offer and joining date

Plan and execute on engagement events for Intern, IG and IG Alumni groups that complement the central activities and are proportionate to the needs of the talent pools

Advise business stakeholders as part of the Summer Intern to IG/S2D conversion process


Responsible for candidate pipelines in their region/business to ensure they are fit for purpose, deliver strong ROI, reduce time to hire and represent a diverse talent pool

Provide input on promoting our programmes in a centralised social media calendar across our early careers and group social media channels

Provide input on the promotion of our programmes, through messaging and visual identity on our early careers website (sc.com/early-careers), third party job boards, sponsorships and other partners to increase our brand awareness and applications

Be an employer brand champion across all of our social media platforms

Organise campus hiring including business participation at select events (e.g. shortlisting, interviews, campus activities)

Work with managers to challenge where we are not converting candidates to roles if we believe that the business are not selecting effectively

Execute country induction for Intern and Graduate Programmes

Manage all programme requirements for the Bank’s IG and Intern Programmes and the IG Alumni Proposition including (but not limited to) rotation planning, allocation of managers and buddies and on-going assessment

Manage the Bank’s pay / performance cycles for IGs ensuring we are paying for performance and in line with the Fair Pay Charter

Work with the business to identify ‘gateway’ roles for deployment from the IG programme

Deploy Graduates into permanent roles upon completion of the IG Programme, utilising the assessment feedback to ensure the best candidates are selected for the most critical roles

Use the talent data on EC talent based on scorecards generated to recommend talent for career moves, projects etc

Work with HRBPs and Heads of HR to manage the IG best bets and use people forum insights to inform our training, development and deployment decisions

Ensure execution of alumni development initiatives in line with global playbooks and standards

Guide IG Alumni association activities and encourage the graduates to self-organise events and activities


Ensure contract execution and completion of pre-joining documentation and pre-employment checks are completed by support teams

Responsibility for their budget, ensuring there is ROI for the investment spend on campus, branding and event management

People and Talent

Lead through example as a member of the Early Careers Team and help to build the appropriate culture and values with our junior talent. Work in collaboration with risk and control partners.


Ensure adherence to the Bank’s policies and processes governing campus (student) hiring

Utilise reporting to ensure a balanced interview slate, ROI on campus strategy, time to hire, diversity metrics etc and take remediation action if there is a problem with our pipeline

Responsible for delivering effective governance and controls in your country, and if necessary, oversee changes in these areas in partnership with your people leader.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.

Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Ensure we meet the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles

Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

Country Leadership Teams, Heads of HR/HR BPs, Early Careers Committee, IG Sponsors, Summer Intern Managers, Lateral Recruitment, Employee Brand & Attraction Team, PRB, Graduates, Summer Interns, IG Alumni, University Careers Services

Our Ideal Candidate

4+ years of expertise across Talent Acquisition & Graduate Hiring

Brand Management

Candidate Screening

Candidate Sourcing

Effective Communications

Talent Management

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.

Closing on 04 Nov 2021

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